Helen Morgan

Jip Piet Hilhorst's Dirt Table Dishes Up a Variety of Edible Greens

by , 08/17/11

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The Ecological Table, designed by Dutch artist Jip Piet Hilhorst, is an awesome piece of living furniture created entirely from soil and plants. A variety of edible herbs are planted in the moisture-rich soil that forms the table’s structure, nurturing the link that connects the farm to our plate. All who sit down to a meal at the table will be reminded of the need to support local farms.

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There’s no evidence of structure beneath the living surface, so the compacted earth appears to be magically supported by its four sturdy legs. Built into the Ecological Table is a tasty array of herbs and plants that encourage us to not only re-think design, but also nutrition. The organic table-top is a clean concept within the framework of a dirt-clad piece of furniture.

+ Jip Piet Hilhorst

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